Monday, December 31, 2007

Base Camp Clean-Up 2008

Before you know it, spring will be here and with that we’ll have some clean-up to follow in getting ready for the 2009 season. Last March, over 20 Volunteers worked for a day or more around base camp doing odd jobs such as painting, carpentry, and general grounds work; these improvements were integral to the success of the 2007 season that I’d like to continue for 2008!

So, if you have a day or five and would like to pitch in this season in getting base camp ready at the 2008 Base Camp Clean-up (April 2-6), give us a shout at the office and we’ll get all the info to you.

BTW – Yes, you can earn your t-shirt during the clean-up.

Happy Holidays,


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Seasons's Greetings....Now Hiring


First and foremost, let me wish everyone Happy Holidays and a great New Year!

Second, the ATC is now hiring seasonal employees for our Trail Crews and Ridgerunners. If you’d like to learn more about available positions for the summer season out on the Trail, go to ATC’s employment website here.

If you have questions specific to Trail Crew give us a call at the office (540)953-3571 or



Monday, December 10, 2007

Sinking Creek Mtn------2010

The Keffer Oak, arguably the oldest (over 300 years old) and one of the largest)) trees on the AT

I’m pretty lucky I have to admit since my job requires me to work with Volunteers in the summer doing trail projects and then in the winter I “have” to hike the Trail doing condition assessments. Yesterday (yup, Sunday (no deer hunting allowed on Sundays in Virginia)), I worked. Ok, ok, I went hiking to do condition assessments close to Blacksburg on Sinking Creek Mountain but it was work!

Anyway, it’s a little early since the project (Sinking Creek Relocation) is not scheduled until 2010 but the pictures are pretty nice so I thought I’d share them.


Hikers stile in farm fields (the crew will camp in the field)

Well, the crew will not be working here, but you can hike to it if you still have the energy!

Friday, December 7, 2007

USA Today Article

Our trail crew alumni already know the secret that USA Today just printed!! AT trail crews are one of the top “Volunteer Vacations!!”

Check out the article here.